The world's 10 coolest subways

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  1. uggboy
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    The world's 10 coolest subways:)

    If you’re a regular commuter then cool subways probably sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, but they’re not all dull, claustrophobic, dirty or any of the other negative connotations you might associate with the underground. Between interesting architecture, modern art and the ability to save your life should a nuclear war break out, for some metro stations the fact you can catch a train there is just an added bonus.

    THE TOP 10:
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    Most of the list consists of specific stations rather than subway stations and some on the list are generally bad but have interesting art/architecture, such as the Moscow subway.
     
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    Just be careful when going into the Prague subways for the 1st time, as they have some of the fastest esclators anywhere.....
     
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    I have done 4/10.
     
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    The bund tourist train in Shanghai can be useful sort-of if you want to get across to/from Pudong, however it is absurdly expensive for what has to be the lamest display of old Radio-Shack strobe lights and a few inflatable gumbies with fans on them in the world.
     
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    I've read somewhere that the Moscow sub station is like a museum!
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    Every station a discovery, amazing isn't it! Thanks Kalboz for sharing and your kind support!:)
     
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    It's good they are fast, because some of them are so deep you'd need to bring a lunch if they ran at normal speed.

    The stations are fine, but they are all the same so you never know where you are. I prefer the cities where each station is personalized so to speak.
     
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    Some of the Moscow lines are very deep too, which sometimes makes one think how people would get out fast in an emergency.

    I've known people who have given themselves of the Moscow subway stations by riding around until they pass through all of the older distinctive ones.
     
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